15 Day Classic Cuba Fly Drive and Beach

15 Day Classic Cuba Fly Drive and Beach

This is a chance to discover the best highlights of western Cuba at your own pace, driving through small towns and villages and with time to explore local attractions independently.

Spend a few days in the beautiful historic quarter of Old Havana before picking up your car to drive south-west into the picturesque Pinar del Rio province, staying in Vinales and Las Terrazas to explore the Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve.

Continue via Cienfuegos to the stunning colonial gem of Trinidad with its wonderful music venues and a stunning coastline nearby. Trinidad is the perfect base from which to explore independently areas with connections to the Revolution such as Santa Clara, where you will find Che Guevara's mausoleum and the Bay of Pigs. Your self-drive itinerary ends in Varadero where we will arrange for your car to be collected and you can spend a few well deserved days of rest on the perfect white sand beaches of Varadero to finish off your Cuban adventure.

Havana Holidays
    DAY 01

    Havana

    Havana

    Arrive in Havana and transfer to your hotel in Old Havana. Accommodation Options

    Havana Holidays
      DAY 02

      Havana

      Havana

      This morning take a half day guided city tour of Havana visiting the any plazas, the Havana Club rum factory and orientate yourself so you can decide on where you wish to return and explore in more depth. End your day by watching the sunset along the Malecon.

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      Havana Holidays
        DAY 03

        Havana

        Havana

        Today is free for you to explore this fascinating city at your own pace. Learn more of the turbulent history of Cuba by visiting the numerous museums, enjoy a coffee or Mojito while watching the world go by in one the beautiful plaza's or wander the cobbled streets soaking up the unique atmosphere in this romantic city.

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        Vinales Holidays
          DAY 04

          Vinales Valley

          Vinales

          Pick up your hire car to depart Havana today to drive the two-hour journey south-west to Vinales. The Vinales Valley is a unique landscape of tobacco plantations, farmland and mogotes (limestone outcrops). Vinales is a sleepy town with a few local restaurants and bars that are worth a visit if you wish to interact with the locals.

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          Vinales Holidays
            DAY 05

            Vinales Valley

            Vinales

            Free time to explore Pinar del Rio province. You can arrange optional tours for horse-riding or cycling if you wish. Visit one of the remarkable networks of caves, visit a tobacco factory and learn how cigars are made by hand.

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            Las Terrazas Holidays
              DAY 06

              Las Terrazas

              Las Terrazas

              A short drive from Vinales takes you to the small community of Las Terrazas where your hotel La Moka is located. This community was built to protect the local environment and to generate employment for the surrounding area. There are several locally run restaurants and cafes, serving locally farmed produce. Activities in the area include walking trails, bird watching and waterfalls.

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              Las Terrazas Holidays
                DAY 07

                Las Terrazas

                Las Terrazas

                Free time to explore the surrounding Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve and surrounding farms and plantations.

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                Cienfuegos Holidays
                  DAY 08

                  Cienfuegos

                  Cienfuegos

                  Today is a longer drive, between 4 - 5 hours. You can divert via the Zapata Peninsula where there are wetlands that are home to numerous species of birds as well as crocodiles. Stop at Playa iron where you can visit the museum and learn about the Invasion of The Bay of Pigs. You will overnight at the charming colonial La Union Hotel in CIenfuegos. Accommodation Options

                  Trinidad Holidays
                    DAY 09

                    Trinidad

                    Trinidad

                    A short drive from Cienfuegos takes you to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Trinidad. This beautiful city has been restored to its former glory, brightly coloured buildings, cobbled streets and wonderful museums and shops selling local arts and crafts. A full day is required to explore this fascinating city. Accommodation Options

                    Trinidad Holidays
                      DAY 10

                      Trinidad

                      Trinidad

                      Time to explore Trinidad and surrounding small towns independently or perhaps spend a few hours relaxing on the nearby Ancon beach. Drive to the valley of the sugar mills and learn about when Cuba used to be a major supplier of sugar cane. For nature lovers head up in to the Escambray Mountains and take a walking trail to one of the waterfalls.

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                      Varadero Holidays
                        DAY 11

                        Varadero

                        Varadero

                        Drive from Trinidad back towards Havana and out to Varadero, just along the north coast of Cuba to arrive at your beach front luxury resort, the Paradisus Princesa del Mar. Along your journey stop off at Santa Clara to visit the museum of Che Guevara. On arrival to Varadero drop your car at the rental depot and take a local taxi to your hotel. Accommodation Options

                        Varadero Holidays
                          DAY 12

                          Varadero

                          Varadero

                          Free days to relax on this idyllic stretch of white sand beach, lapped by azure blue waters. 

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                            DAY 15

                            Havana - UK


                            Transfer from your hotel in Varadero to Havana airport for your return flight back to the UK.

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